>> what is that government philosophy that is prevailing? >> the government centered view of american life that is top-down down, that is not respecting people and communities. >> what is the evidence of that? >> 45 million people in poverty. tens of millions of people not even in the workforce or in education. we are not hitting the kind of economic growth we need to be hitting. i could go on and on. the worst recovery since world war ii. the point i would make is, we've got these big challenges. they are very real and urgent but they are not insurmountable. i do believe that a vision for american life that is society centered, based on collaboration and partnership with the american people, where we really do replicate the notions of self-government in how we do the things were supposed to do in our life, health, retirement, security, economic growth. i would argue the prevailing philosophy now in washington and the policies coming from him are giving us a stale economy, debt crisis in the future, confiscation of the health-care sector, suppressing the energy renaissance we could have in this country, on and on.